The Purpose and Importance of a DOCTYPE

Date November 8, 2010

Recently someone asked me what a DOCTYPE was. I paused for a moment and thought, “well, I know the DOCTYPE is the first thing at the top of every webpage, even before the HTML tag.” Quite honestly though, I had no idea what the purpose of it was. When I start coding a new page, [...]

An HTML Footer Include Made Easy

Date August 3, 2010

Someone asked me a question about HTML includes recently.
I want to make changes to the footer on one page and make it change across all of my pages. How do I do this?
Well, it’s pretty simple. Here’s a quick tutorial.

Create a new HTML page with empty code. If your editor inserts code automatically, delete it.
Go [...]

I’m Engaged: How’d That Happen?

Date July 29, 2008

I’ve been engaged in Social Media and the internet since before it received its title. In the early 90s I began by teaching myself how to code HTML using Notepad and created my own graphics using MS Paint. I created websites that defined who I was and was among the first to display my contact [...]